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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't have cut one of my chinese brushes !!!!

    Yes @dunelm the swan looks miffed. I don't know why, all I did was give her a dot in her eye!!!

    I like this work with real brushes, and the cut brush stippling is effective.
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like this @Alien Aspie
    You are brilliant with these paintings!
     
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  3. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your comments on my paintings @geefull

    Great new avatar!
    Love your zen painting. A very effective branch and flowers.
    Your waves are amazing. You are a master of sea paintings. That wave has tremendous power in it.
     
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  4. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. It's funny, all the functions and brushes etc in procreate and I only regularly use the studio pen, smudge tool, soft airbrush and eraser. The leaf brush is handy but I think the rest of the bits are wasted on me.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There is everything in Procreate...somewhere...and all the individual adjustments for each brush @Alien Aspie
    There is too much. You are very effective with the few tools you do use.
     
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  6. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am still in awe at all the things in there. I did try altering a brush to see what happened, quite glad there is an 'undo' function :)

    The one thing I am glad I did was downloading all those colour palettes, saves so much time. I know artists like to mix their paints but for me, being able to sample what I need is perfect.
     
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  7. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Crikey, only stopped to paint hall landing and hall ceiling and gloss 7 dooors and this part of the forum moved on like an express train.
    @gennepher a swan with attitude, love it.

    @dunelm your brush work is as good as your digital art, brave man cutting down brushes obviously another skill under your belt.

    @Alien Aspie faboulous and a great acknowledgment to your two Aunty's who you have certainly proven correct in their drive to make you an artist, you are! I also love the humour.

    @geefull Great new Avatar. Thanks for your kind comments re my wax drawing. Looked in loft today and found Brass Rubbings of Knights and Ladies, Bishops and Monks some are quite large. Your blossom is so detailed a very nice Japanese Style you have and the seascapes just keep improving, they are very impressive, I like the line of the wave in this one as well as the masterful technique.
    On the tablet front our Labrador is kept on a strict diet so probably always hungry poor thing and so thinks tablets are treats and scoffs them down no problem. :)
     
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  8. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunset was looking promising tonight so shot out to capture it in a Plein Air sketch. Had about 15 minutes to get it on paper, A4 watercolour.will probably do a proper painting once I get the decorating finished.
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Small post while I remember it

    With the uptick in covid, this ladies story, slightly buried in the BBC new site, caught my eye.

    Not depressing, just her view from the patient side of , what must have been quite a surreal experience

    I hadn't stopped to consider some of the sensations & distance, treatments could leave you with.

    Recovery seems fully underway, but she's not fully there yet, and it seems she still has a way to go.

    Did like the idea that writing helped to meld the moments & feelings to help the mental healing process

    Anyway, worthy of a read, I thought..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54009971

    Full story at foot of page.

    Link is here
    https://www.bluetangerine.herts.sch...11/files/7DA18CACC3973C000681C3B218EA71E1.pdf
     
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  10. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from an early start in the dark and dangerous north
    The wonder wheel of an 8 hour slow cooker curry with cauliflower rice came in at 5.2 this am

    GP surgery duties this morning - 1200 patients, in time slotted batches, for flue jabs. I need to be there by 0730 to help lay out the 2m pads. Four nurses on duty for the jabs and hopefully everyone through between 0800 and 1330.

    Sketch of some trees from a photo taken in Canada, A quick koffy and then on with the show. Hope everyone has a good day.

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  11. karen8967

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    5.6 for me have a good weekend everyone
     
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  12. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.5 this morning, but it is insignificant following the news of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    The idiocracy that is the US govt can move forward unchecked. Whilst US planes play 'chicken' on the borders of China the idiot in charge has said he will ban Tik Tok and We Chat on Sunday. We may think that this move is not a big deal, it's only social media, but not only will it cause China to respond it is also a move we'd expect from dictatorships seeking to close down free speech.

    My family and friends out there need to get out before they can't. Really bad day :(
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 this morning. A busy day today - classes and 1:1s non stop until I finish at 3.15pm. Then a thorough sanitise of the hall and back home to relax.

    Weighed myself this morning as clothes are getting even looser since I started back to work. 10lb now lost since I started intermittent fasting and limiting calories to around 14k a day. I am so comfortable with this that I don't want to stop but am hoping the weight loss will slow down soon.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    How to deal with all the above? Hug for @Alien Aspie and, yes, things look bad so we can only hope the US electorate make a wise choice. @dunelm great community service and shining example. @jjraak good spot and share. The art express sure does speed along @Muddy Cyclist. A ghastly 6.1 from Stabbo after a Super Salmon (with crispy skin) OMAD. Can't disguise the fact LC doesn't deal with any minor ailments well and is devoid of comfort food. I do weigh 73 kgs and bought a new car yesterday, SPo2 at 98%, resting pulse 60 and temp 35.8 so seasonal cold methinks. I did check availability of tests but Mogadishu seems more than 6 miles away. Big day here yesterday, all the littlies at preschool out in the garden and chatting at pickup about red planes and pointing upwards



    Come what, come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day eh, Big Mac.
     
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  15. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @dunelm a very Canadian feel you have captured in today's sketch, nice trees. Take care whilst hearing the masses. :)
     
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    Morening, sorry busy again, orf out on my bike shortly this morning and receiving a telling orf this afternoon for going out this morning.

    6.9 this morning.

    Have as good a day as possibly can.
     
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Scary times indeed, frustratingly we can only watch the game unfold from the sidelines. I can understand your concern for family and friends.
     
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    Good Morning and 6.5 for me today.

    Youngest Grandaughter was 5 on Wednesday and today she and mom and dad are arriving at ours for an afternoon walk and early evening meal with Birthday Cake. The way Covid is going maybe the last proper meeting and we will be back to Virtual Meals :banghead: Mind you thanks to Social Gathering rules Grandaughter seems to have ended up having at least 4 birthday bashes.:)

    Let time lead you where it will. Keep Safe.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...no time for FBG back off to the vets with Charlie an emergency appointment have to dash due there at 10 am thank goodness I spotted it before they closed for the weekend.
     
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  20. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg 6.7

    My painting for today in ZenBrush2
    A squirrel!

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